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About Agricultural Microbiology
Masters degrees in Agricultural Microbiology focus specifically on micro-organisms such as bacteria, viruses, and fungi, and how they affect the cell structure of larger organisms such as plants and livestock. Issues such as pathology and immunology are also explored, in relation to their impact on agricultural practises.
Degrees in this area are mostly laboratory-based MSc courses, though research-based MRes and MPhil courses are also available at some institutions. Entry requirements may include a relevant undergraduate degree (in an Agriculture, or Biology subject).
Postgraduate study of Microbiological Agriculture encourages you to explore issues such as: diagnosing, treating and preventing disease in plants and livestock; the beneficial use of microbes in soil and pesticide to increase crop health; the benefits of introducing microbes to food to improve human health, such as probiotics in dairy products, yeast in bread, and so on.
Agricultural microbiologists undertake very varied roles, from research positions within governing bodies and agencies, to quality control roles monitoring the manufacturing processes of products such as medicines and food.
Your understanding of microbiology could also be used in further PhD research. Important topics include the role of microbes in the environmental impact of agricultural and in climate change analysis.
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There has never been a more urgent need to train food security researchers who are equipped with skills in agronomy, plant pathology, plant disease and plant genetics, and knowledge of modern agricultural systems and agricultural policy.
If you are passionate about food and you want to contribute on mitigating major worldwide problems as Food security and Food safety, our MSc course is your gateway for succeeding in this area.Developed with and for the industry, our graduates are highly valued by different Agrifood businesses and thus we have a very high employment rate of 94.5%* for our School.
This course, offered by a leading research institute in grass-microbe-animal interactions in relation to sustainable efficient farming, is aimed at professionals working within the agri-food sector.
Wageningen University & Research is one of the leading centres in Food Science and Technology in Europe and the world. The history of the Food Technology programme at the university goes back more than 50 years; it is considered to be one of the best and most innovative programmes in its field in Europe.
Plants are central to the global ecosystem. In Sheffield, we study them from every angle. from the molecular level up to whole organisms, in the context of ecosystems, industry and major global challenges.
This programme has been designed to provide students with knowledge and understanding of key steps in the development and launch of new ingredients and products to contribute to healthy living and lifestyles.
Food scientists integrate and apply fundamental knowledge from multiple disciplines to ensure a safe, nutritious, sustainable and high quality food supply, and to establish scientifically sound principles that guide policy and regulations pertaining to food on a global scale.
Research degrees are ideal for those wishing to study for a PhD and/or those aiming to improve their laboratory and practical skills.
MPhil supervision covers a number of topics supported by research active academic staff. We conduct research in all areas of food and society, including subjects which require collaboration between the social and natural sciences, and translate research into policy recommendations.
The ReNu2Farm project will explore the demand for nutrients and organic matter, at farm and regional levels, with the aim to make a map of regions in North West Europe with their specific nutrient and organic matter needs and propose alternatives to conventional fertilisers derived from recycling.
We offer taught MSc courses in civil and environmental engineering, electrical and electronic engineering, engineering management, oil, gas and shipping, and mechanical engineering. You can also study an MSc by research or an MPhil/PhD.
Wageningen University & Research is the number 1 Agricultural University in the world (National Taiwan Ranking) and also the number 1 in the field of Agriculture and Forestry (QS World University Rankings).